All-Cause Mortality

  • All-Cause Mortality

    Posted by metta on September 13, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    All-Cause Mortality

    • Smokers have an approximately 50% increase in risk of dying in the coming year than non-smokers. Smokers have a 10x higher risk of getting lung cancer.

    • People with Type 2 diabetes have an approximate 40% increase of risk in dying in the coming year than people without it. Means you have an extra 5 grams (1 teaspoon) of glucose in the blood stream.

    • People with high blood pressure have an approximate 20% increase in risk in dying in the coming year than people with normal blood pressure.

    • End stage kidney disease has a 170% increase in risk of dying in the coming year.

    • People in their 50’s (in age), compare the top 15-20% in strength with the bottom 15-20% in strength. 200% difference in all cause mortality. Muscle mass is approximately a 100% difference. Strength matters more than muscle mass, but they are still tightly correlated.

    • A high VO2 Max (measure of oxygen in your breathing) to measure peak respiratory fitness. Taking more oxygen in the air is a sign of good health. The top 2% compared with the bottom 25% has a 400% increase in all cause mortality. Which shows how important exercise is.

    • As we age, fragility and frailty become an enormous liability in death. Falling after 65, if you break your hip or femur bone, the mortality rate increases the chance of dying within the next 12 months by 15-30%. 50% of the ones that don’t die will experience a significant loss of function that never recovers after.

    Muscle & the liver is where you store your glucose. The muscles store 80% of glucose. For blood/sugar regulation. Muscles need to be big enough to store the glucose.



    Recommend working out 1.5-2 hrs/day 7 days a week.

    Dr Attia’s new book, Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity

    Muscle4Muscle2009 replied 5 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Muscle4Muscle2009

    September 14, 2023 at 1:24 am

    It’s also important to remember that our food and cigarettes or more toxic than ever before. Manufacturers don’t care about your health…only the bottom line. Remember, you live in America.

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